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Jobs that used to be Dream Jobs

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posted on Oct, 9 2021 @ 09:39 AM
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It is amazing how much has changed in the last 30 years. Just in the career section alone.
I’m not talking burger flippers here. I don’t think that Covid caused this but I do think Covid exasperated these careers.

Doctors - used to be everyone’s dream to be a RICH doctor helping people, make your parents proud. Now doctors don’t make that much and it seems a lot of them hate their job. We are already seeing a doctor shortage and that number is only going to grow.

Police - people used to respect the police and many would have loved a job that garnered the respect and admiration of many. What can I even say about being law enforcement now? You are between a rock and a hard place, who would want that? Remember public, you might just get what you ask for, defund the police, good luck when a different “law” takes over.

Actors/Actresses - every kid I knew would dream about being a star, making millions. It seemed so glamorous to have so many fans and live the celebrity life. We now know that life isn’t what it’s cracked up to be. Nonstop social media attacks, no privacy at all. Life of drug and alcohol abuse. Abuse from every aspect of the entertainment industry. No thanks!

Athletes - We haven’t come full circle with athletes, but the curtain has started to be pulled. Similar to actors athletes face a lot of similar things. Abuse, lifelong body and brain damage. Used and abused is what I see with most high level athletes.

Teachers - Similar to police and doctors this used to be a career that everyone respected. At one point in history teachers carried as much power as parents. They could scold and spank kids. We know that sure changed. Now teachers are caught between one political storm to another. They are super low on the pay scale, and dealing with a growing number of mentally ill students. I won’t even go into what they are allowed or not allowed to teach anymore.

Anything you can think of to add? I think it’s actually somewhat depressing to think of the change in these jobs.



posted on Oct, 9 2021 @ 09:42 AM
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a reply to: JAGStorm

IT field. Decades ago, it was practically elite. Now it is a race to the bottom.

Your "teachers" comment could be academia in general. Universities seem worse than useless anymore.

Cheers



posted on Oct, 9 2021 @ 09:43 AM
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a reply to: JAGStorm

Since I was a boy there was only one thing I wanted to be.
You can probably guess……
Am I one of the lucky ones?
Nice OP.
Gets one thinking…………😎

edit on 08-19-2021 by PiratesCut because: It’s that Swamp Yankee thing again



posted on Oct, 9 2021 @ 09:44 AM
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originally posted by: F2d5thCavv2
a reply to: JAGStorm

IT field. Decades ago, it was practically elite. Now it is a race to the bottom.

Your "teachers" comment could be academia in general. Universities seem worse than useless anymore.

Cheers


I’m cracking up at your comment because my career was in IT and what you said is 1000000% true!



posted on Oct, 9 2021 @ 09:49 AM
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originally posted by: PiratesCut
a reply to: JAGStorm

Since I was a boy there was only one thing I wanted to be.
You can probably guess……
Am I one of the lucky ones?
Nice OP.
Gets one thinking…………😎


I'm guessing ... You wanted to be a pirate?

Amirite?



posted on Oct, 9 2021 @ 09:49 AM
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a reply to: JAGStorm

On the opposite end of the spectrum, I'd say politics is a very lucrative field to get into and has been for many decades now.

Think about it. Start local for a few years when you're young, then become a Congress stooge making $175k yearly while working a fraction of the year. Throw in all the bribes, dirty money, and "special interest lobbying" and you're at a 7 figure income with stellar health benefits and a pension simply for wearing a suit and lying every day. Kinda like a lawyer who only works about 120 days a year.




edit on 9-10-2021 by AgarthaSeed because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 9 2021 @ 09:50 AM
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a reply to: JAGStorm

How about ministry. Used to be a respected career choice. Never was a money maker for most people, but for those it was a passion and it was valued. Not so much any more.



posted on Oct, 9 2021 @ 09:51 AM
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a reply to: JAGStorm

All positions with some degree of authority/influence. ....

If I was the cynical, paranoid, suspicious type, I'd say this wasn't happening by accident.

I finally started to work for myself.

The pay is terrible and I don't think the boss likes me!



posted on Oct, 9 2021 @ 09:52 AM
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originally posted by: AgarthaSeed
a reply to: JAGStorm

On the opposite end of the spectrum, I'd say politics is a very lucrative field to get into and has been for many decades now.

Think about it. Start local for a few years when you're young, then become a Congress stooge making $175k yearly while working a fraction of the year. Throw in all the bribes, dirty money, and "special interest lobbying" and you're at a 7 figure income with stellar health benefits and a pension simply for wearing a suit and lying every day. Kinda like a lawyer with who only works about 120 days a year.



Lucrative, yes. Root word being "lucre", as in "filthy lucre". Lucrative but not respected; not by anybody with a brain and a sense of decency.



posted on Oct, 9 2021 @ 09:54 AM
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originally posted by: Tulpa
a reply to: JAGStorm

All positions with some degree of authority/influence. ....

If I was the cynical, paranoid, suspicious type, I'd say this wasn't happening by accident.

I finally started to work for myself.

The pay is terrible and I don't think the boss likes me!



I ran an IT consulting business years ago, had a kid working for me who said he wanted to be like me, be his own boss so he could do what he wanted. I told him that I was the meanest, hardest, most demanding ba5t@rd I'd ever worked for.



posted on Oct, 9 2021 @ 10:04 AM
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a reply to: incoserv

I worked at a university for a few years and when graduation time comes around they all say "Brilliant! I'm never gonna have to work again".....

also. A lot of them thought that a degree would, somehow, make them instant boss material.

I asked - if you're all going to be the boss, who's going to do your work?

No answer.

edit on 9102021 by Tulpa because: Spilling



posted on Oct, 9 2021 @ 10:12 AM
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originally posted by: AgarthaSeed
On the opposite end of the spectrum, I'd say politics is a very lucrative field to get into and has been for many decades now.


Years go we had a rather hilarious deal where the governor got kicked out of a parking spot at an event. Showed up by himself in an anonymous car and nobody recognized him!

Today? The gov shows up with multiple black SUVs and security detail.



posted on Oct, 9 2021 @ 10:13 AM
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I think the deterioration started at the base.

I remember when almost all grandmothers were a bit plump, they always had a handmade treat for you, they were always there to pick you up when you fell. They had eyes in the back of their head, they had the ability to always see when something was wrong with you, and the power to soothe your physical and mental aches.

Grandmothers became globetrotters, trendsetters, fashionistas, and cougars. Too many are distant from their grandchildren in location and spirit.

Unfortunately, motherhood has been affected by that deterioration, and our children are being more influenced by culture than by nurture.

Just my opinion.



posted on Oct, 9 2021 @ 10:20 AM
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originally posted by: NightSkyeB4Dawn
a reply to: JAGStorm
...

Unfortunately, motherhood has been affected by that deterioration, and our children are being more influenced by culture than by nurture.

Just my opinion.


I'd add that the deterioration of fatherhood has been just as if not more destructive.



posted on Oct, 9 2021 @ 10:21 AM
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How appropriate! Love your job description for grandma’s!
I’d like to add Stay at home mom. At one point it was also the norm and then everyone wanted to become a powerful woman, but now I’m seeing a slight reversal back to SAHM.



posted on Oct, 9 2021 @ 10:37 AM
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For me, the best job would have been to find a job that allowed me to best share my skills and talents. And get paid for it. Not one that would make me rich but one that would allow for the support of my family getting along year by year.

I never got a job that I wanted and settled for a job that offered that family support and one which I could develop the skills needed to advance appropriately for my family needs over my career. A job where I could do that and keep my head down and mostly out of sight of those upstairs from me until they found out that the skills that they needed and that I had developed had become indispensable to their needs. Hah.

After 20 years the cats upstairs wanted to down size and shave some of the deadwood from senior staff so they offered some nice perks hoping to get some of the 60 and 65 year olds who would just be treading water for another five to ten years.

They made the mistake though of allowing for those 55 to also retire early. Though I might have stayed on with my skill level being utilized through necessity, knowing that I would never advance any further up the chain of command, which had never been in my interests in any event, I grabbed the ring that was offered and never looked back.

That was 20 years ago so in many ways, maybe that WAS the dream job for me.



posted on Oct, 9 2021 @ 10:39 AM
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originally posted by: JAGStorm

originally posted by: F2d5thCavv2
a reply to: JAGStorm

IT field. Decades ago, it was practically elite. Now it is a race to the bottom.

Your "teachers" comment could be academia in general. Universities seem worse than useless anymore.

Cheers


I’m cracking up at your comment because my career was in IT and what you said is 1000000% true!



Had the same conversation wirh a mate a while back. IT was respected. Now anyone can claim to be an expert straight frm Uni.



posted on Oct, 9 2021 @ 10:40 AM
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a reply to: JAGStorm

My daughter just completed her Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy from USC. She spent the last year in Zoom classes and now can't get a job unless she gets the jab. Meanwhile, a mountain of student loan debt is staring her in the face.

This world sucks.



posted on Oct, 9 2021 @ 10:42 AM
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originally posted by: Cymru

originally posted by: JAGStorm

originally posted by: F2d5thCavv2
a reply to: JAGStorm

IT field. Decades ago, it was practically elite. Now it is a race to the bottom.

Your "teachers" comment could be academia in general. Universities seem worse than useless anymore.

Cheers


I’m cracking up at your comment because my career was in IT and what you said is 1000000% true!



Had the same conversation wirh a mate a while back. IT was respected. Now anyone can claim to be an expert straight frm Uni.


Or bypass Uni and just have a higher-level router cert from Cisco or Juniper.

Cheers



posted on Oct, 9 2021 @ 10:43 AM
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a reply to: NightSkyeB4Dawn


and cougars


LOL

Cheers



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